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Applied Data Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


We are living in the data age! Data comes from everywhere – posts to social media sites, online sales transactions, climate and traffic sensors, GPS enabled devices, cell phone systems, transportation networks, industry systems, healthcare and the Internet of Things. 

Data is being generated at a constantly accelerating rate by both humans and machines. IBM estimates that every day 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated, with 90% of existing data having been created in the last two years alone.

The rise of Big Data and the availability of numerous, diverse specialised data sets means data experts are needed to work across all subject domains, including science, industry and government, working across the whole data life-cycle, from acquisition, cleansing and exploration to analysis, visualisation and communication. This is the domain of the Data Scientist.

Throughout the Applied Data Science programme at Noroff School of Technology and Digital Media students will learn the theoretical foundations required for working in this domain as well as the practical application of tools and techniques used in the field of data science. 

This includes data management, analytics and visualisation, software development and deployment, mathematical and statistical analysis, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Career Opportunities

The expertise and skills of this bachelor program are sought after as many trend indicators suggest Data Science and ‘Big Data’ related problems will be of ever increasing significance to many commercial sectors. This has been driven over recent years by developments in technology and the ubiquity of data. 

The emerging initiatives related to new technologies used in Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems will also generate a vast amount of data requiring data science specialists. There is an urgent need for graduates skilled in large-scale data analysis.


Accredited by NOKUT.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Problem Based Learning and Research Methodologies
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Professional Aspects of Computing
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Network Principles
  • Programming and Databases
  • Studio project work

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. You may also apply for admission by prior learning.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8560 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4280 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8560 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4280 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Price online:
  • EUR 4.280,- per semester.
  • EUR 150,- admission fee.
Price on-campus:
  • EUR 5.730,- per semester.
  • EUR 150,- admission fee.

Living costs for Kristiansand

  • 9412 - 14770 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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